Molecular UTI testing: The key to preventing outbreaks in long-term care facilities
Dec 06, 2023
A new and alarming fungal pathogen, Candida auris (C. auris), is catalyzing a global crisis across long-term care facilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced C. auris to...
How to reduce risk of UTIs, cognitive dysfunction
Nov 17, 2023
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) have been linked to dementia and delirium. The more aware people are about symptoms, the more they may be able to prevent these infections, according to a story out Thursday...
Antibiotic combo for complicated UTIs will receive FDA priority review
Aug 17, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration is speeding up the review process for an antibiotic combination that’s used to treat complicated urinary tract infections, or cUTIs.
Listening is a vital responsibility, dangerously deficient in too many caregivers
Jun 29, 2023
The fifth time I told my story of why I was here, I wondered if I needed to change it to make it more interesting. Except I was in the emergency department and needed to be seen by someone. Next...
Catheter-linked UTIs more prone to antibiotic resistance
May 03, 2023
The pathogens that cause catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are more likely to resist antibiotic treatment than the organisms that cause non-CAUTIs, investigators have concluded.
Catheter-linked UTIs more likely to resist antibiotics, large study finds
Mar 28, 2023
The results emphasize the need for urine sampling and culturing before treating catheter-associated UTIs, and the importance of considering therapeutic alternatives, investigators say.
Study: Training program cuts antibiotic use in elderly with UTIs
Mar 24, 2023
A multifactorial training program for health professionals is capable of halving the use of antibiotics against urinary tract infections (UTIs) while maintaining patient safety, according to a study published...
Shortest possible antibiotic therapy protects UTI-prone patients, researchers report
Jan 18, 2023
Seven to 10 days of antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection is an effective duration for preventing recurrence, a new study finds.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Dec. 14
Dec 14, 2022
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Investigators fast-track new UTI antibiotic for FDA approval
Nov 07, 2022
A new oral antibiotic that targets the common causes of urinary tract infections has proven highly successful in clinical trials.